Thursday marked San Antonio’s 6th annual Big Give drive. And in the spirit of Big Give, consider using any free time you have in the next few days to help the community. We’ve gathered a few ways to give back this weekend, as well as some fun activities to help you blow off some steam.
Let’s Do Lunch
On Friday at the Mays Family Center in the Witte Museum, the Meals on Wheels board of trustees is hosting its seventh annual luncheon celebrating 40 years of service to seniors in the Bexar County area. The lunch raises funds for Meals on Wheels, which will serve more than 1 million meals to 5,000 seniors living in San Antonio this year. Cured chef Steve McHugh will also speak. Tickets start at $100, but if you want to donate and not attend the lunch, you can do that here.
Friday, 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.
SASH Spring Thing 5K Run
The second annual SASH Spring Thing 5K Run is raising money for the Volunteer Services Council of the San Antonio State Hospital. Start your Saturday morning off right, and be one of the privileged few to run through the San Antonio State Hospital campus, as it’s not usually open for runners and walkers. Registration costs $35, and children 10 years and younger can run for free. Same day registration can only be paid in cash. Pets on leashes are allowed.
Saturday, 8-11 a.m.
6711 New Braunfels Ave.
Meet at Al Becken Pavilion at 10 a.m. to help clean up McAllister Park. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are well-behaved and leashed. Come dressed comfortably and ready to pick up trash. Buckets and gloves are provided.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
13102 Jones Maltsberger Road
Get Fit, Give Back
The San Antonio Food Bank is hosting a donation drive at its headquarters on Saturday to help restock its shelves, as well as providing exercise opportunities to San Antonians. Along with fitness classes from InBalance San Antonio, there will be a live DJ, local food and juice trucks, local beer from the Growler Exchange, Topo Chico, massages, and more for the whole family. There will also be raffle prizes; bring five donated items to enter. Tickets cost $25 for admission to all activities as well as two beer tickets. Kids get in for free.
Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
5200 Enrique Barrera Parkway
Still haven’t gotten around to watching Academy Award-winning Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma? The Mexican Cultural Institute of San Antonio is screening the movie for free on Saturday evening in celebration of International Women’s Day. There will also be free popcorn.
Saturday, 5-7:30 p.m.
600 Hemisfair Way
11th Annual City Manager 5K Walk and Run
If you aren’t able to make the other 5K race, there’s another option for you on Sunday. The City Manager 5K Walk and Run celebrates its 11th birthday this year. Participants will get to see Southtown during their run (or walk, we’re not judging) in partnership with Síclovía, which turns major city streets into temporarily car-free zones. Family and friends of city employees pay $7, everyone else pays $25, and city employees and retirees run for free. Register here or at Roosevelt Park from 6:30-7:30 a.m. before the race starts on Sunday.
Sunday, 8 a.m.
331 Roosevelt Ave.